Here he is – Jonny Shaw is back after almost 18 weeks! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting him in reception to hear all about his journey cycling across Australia and I am so pleased to announce that he has raised £4,178.78 for the hospice!! What an achievement, we can’t thank you enough!
Jonny’s epic journey in numbers
3,800 miles cycled
1,300 miles of dirt roads
366 hours in the saddle
12 jars of crunchy peanut butter
Average 6 litres of water per day (almost 500 litres in total weighing half a ton!)
1 broken chain
1 broken gear leaver
1 very sore arse!!
Jonny said to his supporters “thanks for the amazing support you have all given me over the last three months. I will never forget it”
In case you haven’t been aware of Jonny’s incredible story, this is what Jonny says on his JustGiving page:-
I am cycling across Australia from March to June 2016 to raise money for St Johns Hospice.
This ride is totally self funded so all you give goes to St John’s Hospice.
You can follow my preparation and journey on Twitter @jonnypfshaw or Facebook- JonnyShaw
This journey will be unsupported. I will be out there on my own just me, my bike, and 4 panniers of kit.
I’ll be starting at Sydney on the 19th March 2016 and will travel down the coast and across the dividing range mountains to the Murray River, where I make my way North on dirt roads via the Red Centre to Uluru (Ayres Rock) then I will travel West on the great central road, a 1,200 km dirt highway. I will then arrive in Perth sometime around the 10th June 2016
Total estimated miles = 3,800
Total time to complete challenge = 3 Months